Nomadic Thread Society is a Dedicated Purveyor
Of Fine Artisan Textiles, Accessories, Clothing, and Decor.
! It’s a Celebration !
+ Of +
Exotic Minimal Style
Sustainability and Ethical Commerce
Independent, Niche Business
! Since 2009 !
Hello! It’s me, Nicole, founder and every-hat-wearer at Nomadic Thread Society.
Welcome back, welcome.
I hereby recommit to delivering the deepest curation of heritage textile accessories, apparel, and decor – you’ve been asking for it, thank you for always returning. I’ll focus on the most contemporary, fairly made and traded, fine artisan work. On top of that I’ll bring you the “it” things from my favorite sustainable, indie brands. A new chapter has begun, hosting and spotlighting the loveliest, ethical, contemporary designers and makers both online and in pop up’s in … Mallorca ! Here’s to bringing you pieces for self and home that reflect ultimate ease, with a little edge. Music and wellness are on the menu, too, as well as intel on high vibes places and spaces to visit and… live !
Follow nomadicthreadsociety on IG for latest moves, sustainable shopping recommendations, trip stories, textile reports, design inspirations, events, and general life and mission updates!
The Journal is also a good place to peruse for a rolling history of company doings.
MISSION + FOUNDER ~a deeper dive ~
Nomadic Thread Society has been quite the trip.
It sprang from a sandy-footed, seaside chat with a fellow fashion pro on vacation in Tulum 2008. “How’d you get like that?” she asked, a tipsy question aimed at my chilled beach look, kaftan and artisan cloths flowing in the breeze, telling stories of far off lands.
A year later, I was a company, with a small collection of beautiful heritage textile accessories from India, Kenya, Mexico, UK – and Nomadic Thread Society was off on a 12+ year adventure. Early curations from existing global finery matured to produce collaborative, original designs. Smart lifestyle shops and of-the-moment retailers came knocking – Steven Allen, Malia Mills, Bird, Free People. Vogue, Remodelista, and Rachel Zoe noticed what I was doing. Signature sarong towels, alpaca blanket capes, handwoven ikat maxi-shirts, and eco sheepskin meditation cushions made it into holiday gift lists and bohemian chic closets in NY, LA, London, Sidney, Tokyo and beyond.
I gravitated towards conscious design and business practices from the start, digging into working with heritage textiles in developing communities around the world. Support of artisanship, fair trade, and sustainability became company ethos. Working from the heart, my business concept coincided with the emerging redirection of global fashion.
In 2018 Nomadic Thread Society began to pivot as a company, as passion for style and design turned ever more towards social good through entrepreneurship. I began to work more actively in support and development of other creative, sustainable, independent businesses – from artisans, to entrepreneurs to established, mission driven brands. Working with Aid to Artisans in their Market Readiness Program, offering mentorship to budding entrepreneurs through Start Small, Think Big, consulting one-on-one for a roster of bright talent in varied creative fields – I’m looking forward to being ever more of service. LinkedIn
That brings us back to 2022! In addition to consulting, there are online courses in the works for independent creatives and entrepreneurs created from yours truly’s “every-hat-wearing” point of view – check back here in the Spring for updates. I’m still doing my job delivering beautiful bits to my customers 😉 – curating special pieces and collections directly from my favorite ethical brands and artisan makers around the globe. You can shop them in the refreshed WebShop. For anyone based in EU or with plans to travel – pop up’s are underway in Mallorca this Spring Summer and Capri in 2023. See you there as the world opens up and we begin to play again!
And this… do take a peek at TheArtivistNest to hear about an entirely new labor of love, an arts activism project for social good I’ve co-founded over the last years.